A War of Words

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ’s purported statement that Kashmir would start a fourth war between the nuclear-armed neighbours provoked a strong reaction from PM Manmohan Singh.
Asked about Sharif ’s “threat”, the PM, addressing reporters at the Navy Day reception, said, “There is no scope of Pakistan winning any such war in my lifetime.” It’s the sharpest response to Pakistani rhetoric by the PM.
Sharif was quoted by the Pakistani media as telling the budget session of the Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Council, “Kashmir is a flashpoint and can trigger a fourth war between the two nuclear powers anytime.” But his office later clarified that the media report was “incorrect”. 

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